If the EPS is an hourly rate, the ordering activity must draw up specifications for each order covered by the BPA. Order activities should place such orders to the most practical extent possible on a fixed-price basis. For orders of time, equipment and working hours, the contract agent must follow the procedures in point 8.404 (h). All BPA contracts must indicate a price for the performance of the tasks referred to in the tender specifications. The order activity is responsible for taking into account the effort and mixing of work that is offered to perform a specific task ordered, determining, by appropriate analysis techniques, that the total price is reasonable and documenting the file accordingly. The definition of BPMAs may be determined with the following undertakings: (1) more than one supplier of supplies or services of the same type, in order to ensure maximum viable competition; (2) a single undertaking in which, during a given period, a large number of individual purchases are likely to be made on or below the simplified acquisition threshold; or (3) GSA Federal Supply Schedule contractor (learn more in a future computer series article). . . .